City and Campus

City and Campus

  • An Architectural History of South Bend, Notre Dame, and Saint Mary's

  • by John W. Stamper

  • 400 pages, 0.00 x 0.00 , 155 b&w illustrations, 6 maps

  • Hardcover | 9780268207717 | April 2024

  • eBook (EPUB) | 9780268207731 | April 2024

  • eBook (Web PDF) | 9780268207700 | April 2024


City and Campus tells the rich history of a Midwest industrial town and its two academic institutions through the buildings that helped bring these places to life.

John W. Stamper paints a narrative portrait of South Bend and the campuses of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College from their founding and earliest settlement in the 1830s through the boom of the roaring ’20s. Industrialist giants such as the Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company and Oliver Chilled Plow Works invested their wealth into creating some of the city’s most important and historically significant buildings.

Famous architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, brought the latest trends in architecture to the heart of South Bend. Stamper also illuminates how Notre Dame’s founder and long-time president Father Edward Sorin, C.S.C., recruited other successful architects to craft in stone the foundations of the university and the college at the same time as he built the scholarship. City and Campus provides an engaging and definitive history of how this urban and academic environment emerged on the shores of the St. Joseph River.